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Nuclear power carries unique costs and benefits as an energy source.

Why We’re Taking a Hard Look at Nuclear Power Plant Closures

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Nuclear power plants are controversial, for legitimate reasons. But we need to make hard choices. Read more >

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Natural Gas is Undermining Pennsylvania’s Nuclear Plants—And That’s Bad News for the Climate

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What are the implications for Pennsylvania, which has five nuclear power plants that in total provide the second highest nuclear operating capacity of any state? Read more >

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What the New UCS Report on Nuclear Plants Means for Illinois

, lead Midwest energy analyst

Today UCS released a new report entitled The Nuclear Power Dilemma that examines the economic viability and performance of most of the 60 nuclear power plants operating in the United States as of July 2018. The report also analyzes what electric generating resources are likely to replace these nuclear plants if some of them were to abruptly retire from service. So what did the report find and what does it mean for a state with so much nuclear power like Illinois? Read more >

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The Elections, and What They Mean for Climate, Energy, and Science

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What do the election results mean for climate, security, energy, and science policy? Read more >

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Arizona and Renewables: 7 Reasons to Vote Yes on Prop. 127

, director of state policy & analysis, Clean Energy

When Arizonans go to the polls tomorrow they’ll have a tremendous opportunity to take control of their energy future and put the state on the path to a much cleaner, healthier, more affordable power supply. Proposition 127 requires the state’s largest utilities to obtain at least half of their electricity from renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and small-scale hydropower, by 2030. Here are 7 great reasons to vote Yes. Read more >

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